Despite temperatures dropping as low as -18 degrees, and equipment failing from the cold, 13-year-old freestyle snowboarder Becky Menday took first place in the second leg of the World Rookie Fest in France at the weekend.
Not only did Waddesdon teen Becky take first place in the under 14s category, she also had the highest female score of the competition – putting her in first place in the overall TTR Ranking.
As a result Becky has also moved into 1st place in the World Snowboarding Federation’s Rookie Rankings.
Becky who is an ‘Elite Junior’ on the GB Freestyle Team, had an outstanding fluid, scored 130 points for her winning run, a clear five points ahead of her next rival.
Becky said: “I was so pleased to be first, I was already really happy with my run, but too not only be on the podium but first overall was so exciting.
“I was disappointed to fall on my first run, so I just wanted to pull everything off on my second run.”
This fantastic result has seen Becky’s TTR World ranking move up to 50th place overall for women in slope style, guaranteeing a place in the World Rookie Fest finals in Ischgl, Austria in April.